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Eldon Lee Larsen

November 22, 1925 — March 17, 2007


November 22, 1925
Primghar, Iowa
March 17, 2007
Marshalltown, Iowa

3:00 P.M. Tuesday
March 20, 2007
Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home, Primghar, Iowa
Rev. S. Kim Peterson ~ officiating

“Rock of Ages”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

Jay Drury Phillip Larsen
Jeff Booher Clayton Arend
John Norton Brad Wadsly

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa
Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the: Chateau-Thierry Post #36 of the American Legion of Primghar, Iowa

Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home,
Primghar, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar.


Eldon Lee Larsen, the son of Peter and Gladys Adelaide (Pingrey) Larsen, was born in Primghar, Iowa, on November 22, 1925. He received his education in the Primghar School System. He served in the United States Army from 1951 – 52 during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the service he returned to the Primghar area. He was united in marriage to Margaret Miles on June 13, 1954 in Cherokee, Iowa and made there home in the Cherokee. Eldon had worked Kenneth Maurer Construction, hauling gravel; farmed southwest of Paullina and had worked as a security guard for Vortec Kolberg of Yankton, South Dakota before retiring in 1990. Eldon had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Estherville, Iowa, before moving to the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa in December of 2006. He passed away at the Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown on Saturday, March 17, 2007, reaching the age of 81 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Eldon was of the Lutheran Faith and greatly enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Larsen of Estherville, Iowa; two daughters, Betty and her husband, Jay Drury of Estherville, Iowa; Susan and her husband, Jerry Copatach of Ferron, Utah; three grandchildren, David Stevenson; Jacob Young and Brandi Young; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Justin Young and an infant sister, Betty Elaine Larsen.
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